21 November 2016
Laerdal Global Health
2014-Every Newborn Action Plan
Laerdal is pleased to announce an additional funding commitment of USD $20 million by 2017, making its total commitment for the 2010-2017 period USD $55 million. Within this commitment, USD $30 million will be used to fund the not-for-profit company Laerdal Global Health to support the development, field-testing, and implementation of training modules for the Helping Mothers Survive and Helping Babies Survive training programs, and the development of 12-15 innovative training and therapeutic products. The remaining USD $25 million will be channeled through the Laerdal Foundation for awards to practically oriented research projects to reduce maternal and newborn mortality.
In support of the Every Newborn Action Plan, Laerdal is also pleased to announce support of $1 million to each of two new initiatives: 10,000 Happy Birthdays and 100,000 Babies Survive and Thrive. The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) and Laerdal have joined hands to ensure that 10,000 midwives in Zambia and Malawi will be trained, equipped, and supported in the Helping Babies Breathe and Helping Mothers Survive programs through the 10,000 Happy Birthdays initiative. The Helping 100,000 Babies Survive and Thrive initiative, under the Survive & Thrive private-public partnership, will target newborn mortality in India, Nigeria, and Ethiopia.